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Access and Preservation Committee
Minutes
January 24, 2009



Present: Brad Schaffner (Harvard), Diana Brooking (Washington), Jackie Byrd (Indiana), Jon Giullian (Kansas), Heghine Hakobyan (Oregon), Sandra Levy (Chicago), Terri Miller (Michigan State), Liladhar Pendse (UCLA), Zina Samova (East View), Andy Spencer (Wisconsin), Larisa Walsh (Chicago), Cathy Zeljak (George Washington)

Minutes: The minutes of the June 2008 meeting were approved with corrections.

SEES Website: Brad Schaffner reported that Cathy Zeljak is willing to continue maintaining the SEES website in its current format. Terri Miller reported that it became clear at an ACRL meeting that this would be a bad time to migrate to that site. It was decided to accept Cathy's offer to continue to maintain the website.

Questionnaire on SEES Collections Budgets: Brad reported that a follow-up to the survey may be done after budgets are known for the upcoming fiscal year.

Where Do We Go from Here as a Committee? Brad led a discussion about what the Committee should work on. Ideas included:

  • Digital preservation
  • A digital project
  • Presentations at the Annual Conference
  • Preservation of born digital information, e.g. UCLA's preservation of extremist websites
  • Newspaper microfilming
  • CRL's World Newspaper Archive
  • Survey on open access to archives in Eurasia and Central Asia
It was decided to have presentation on preservation of born-digital information at the Chicago Annual Conference in July, 2009.

Submitted by Jackie Byrd

Last updated February 2, 2009